Loyalty and Respect ~ a lost art?
October 7, 2017 2:11am CST
Where are the old school ways of showing loyalty and respect in relationships, be it friendships or families or love relationships? Unfortunately it seems that a very few percentage of people, in my experience know the definition of the two words much less how to implement them in real life. Where has the respect and loyalty gone? Everyone seems to be all about themselves and they don't care about others, even their friends or lovers. What do you think? How can we change this?
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@Simply_Chelle The merits of loyalty are often debated – anyone who has ever been hurt by someone they considered a true friend can attest to the fact that loyalty is a double-edged sword. But no one who has ever found himself in need of a true friend can deny it is one of the most valuable gifts in the world. But as valuable it is, it can also be exceedingly rare.
Respecting someone is more about your character than theirs, think of it that way. This being said, I believe that respect and loyalty should be given freely at first, then if they destroy that... They would most certainly have to earn it back. After that though it probably wouldn't do turn any good to try to earn it back. That's where forgiveness comes in.
That is so true. Everything has become so casual these days, and there is no room for what we call as loyalty and respect. While this was good to bring down the master slave culture earlier where everything was imposed on others, today's world has totally lost the hold on these 2 main important traits of a good human being. I really hope, the old school words, really find some importance in today's world. They will definitely help making the society a much more better place.
You are right as being said: “Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.”24 – Ann Landers